May 31, 2007
We sometimes become slaves to the familiar. I’ve been using the same sketch paper (the Canson Biggie Pad) for years now. I ran out the other day, and since it’s a two hour round trip to the art store, I searched around the house for something I could use in a pinch.
I found some yellow paper that I’ve had in my closet for several years now and used it. It’s a heavier paper than the Canson and much slicker. The pencil slid over the smooth surface and it had a much better feel to it… and it’s yellow… which seems to be a really big plus to me… for what reason, I’m not really sure.
Anyway, now that I’ve gotten used to the yellow paper, I can’t imagine using anything else… because I have become so familiar with it… I don’t know what I will do when it runs out…